Trailblazing Latino Americans

Trailblazing Latino Americans

by Bill Palmer
     
 

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According to U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos will make up two-thirds of the population growth in the United States for the first half of the twenty-first century. At this rate, Latinos will number 80 million by the year 2050! This growing part of America's population makes the United States a more exciting place.

Hispanic athletes lead the way in American sports.

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Overview

According to U.S. Census Bureau, Latinos will make up two-thirds of the population growth in the United States for the first half of the twenty-first century. At this rate, Latinos will number 80 million by the year 2050! This growing part of America's population makes the United States a more exciting place.

Hispanic athletes lead the way in American sports. Moviegoers flock to see Latinas and Latinos in movies. Other Hispanic Americans have gained fame for their television roles. Latin rhythms can be heard every hour on pop radio stations. And a growing number of Latino politicians are taking their place in America's government. Learn the stories of some of these trailblazers!

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 3�5—The purpose of this series is to celebrate the history and culture of Latino American and Hispanic American peoples. While promising in concept, the execution falls flat. There are a number of problems. First, generalities are abundant. For example, Folklore states, "Families in all cultures love their children, but Latinos do so especially." Second, the texts are riddled with unsubstantiated statements: ("Salsa is even more popular than ketchup."). Third, grammar is higgledy-piggledy. "Very" and "a lot" are used indiscriminately, as are exclamation points. Contractions and incomplete sentences are commonplace ("So does Incan attention to tiny details."). The volumes can also be redundant. For example, in Spain, Moctezuma is described as "worried," "nervous," "troubled," and "unhappy" all within three pages of text. Sandy Donovan's The Hispanic American Experience (21st Century, 2010) is a stronger choice.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422223314
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2012
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.48(w) x 9.37(h) x 0.32(d)
Lexile:
740L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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